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Thomas Hosmer

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Hawkhurst, Kent, England
Death: Died in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Bridge Street Cemetery, Northampton, Hampshire , Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Stephen Hosmer; Stephen Hosmer; Dorothy Hosmer and Dorothy Hosmer
Husband of Frances Maynard Hosmer and Katherine Hosmer
Father of Stephen Hosmer, Sr.; Hannah Willard Maltby; Clarence Hosmer; Clemence Hunt and Hester Buckingham
Brother of Stephen Hosmer; James Hosmer; William Hosmer; Mary Hosmer; Anne Hosmer and 2 others

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About Thomas Hosmer

Biographical Summary #1:

Thomas Hosmer, son of Stephen and Dorothy Hosmer, was born in Hawkhurst, Co. Kent, Jan. 2, 1603. Stephen Hosmer died in Hawkhurst, May 24, 1633. Thomas Hosmer was in Cambridge, 1632; freeman, Massachusetts, May 6, 1635; removed to Hartford in June, 1636; he received 60 acres in the distribution of 1639, and his home-lot was on the edge of the South Meadow, near the south end of Governor St. He was chosen constable, 1639, 1663; townsman, 1643, 1647; also deputy several times. His first wife, Frances, died February 15, 1675, aged 73. He married (2) May 6, 1679, Katherine, widow of David Wilton, of Northampton; removed to Northampton, where he died April 12,1687, aged 83.

Children:

i. Stephen, born 1645; Hartford; married Hannah, daughter of Deacon Francis Bushnell, of Saybrook; appointed townsman, 1673, 1676,1677,1689; chosen deacon of the First Church, 1686; died November 4,1693; he had a large family; the late James B. Hosmer was his great-great-grandson.'

ii. Clemence, married (1) September 3, 1662, Deacon Jonathan Hunt, of Northampton; (2) 1694, John Smith, of Milford.

iii. Hannah; married (1) March 20, 1657, Josiah Willard, of Wethersfield; (2) Maltby.

iv. Hester; married September 20, 1666, Rev. Thomas Buckingham, of Saybrook.

SOURCE: James Hammond Trumbull, editor, The memorial history of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884, Volume 1 (Boston, Massachusetts: Edward L. Osgood, 1886), page 247. Retrieved: 3 May 2011 from Google Books

Biographical Summary #2:

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~brookefamily/hosmerthomas.htm

Source: Hosmer, James B. Genealogy of the Hosmer Family.Hartford: Steam Pressof Elihu Geer, 1861

THOMAS HOSMER, son of Stephen and Dorothy Hosmer of Hawhhurst, County of Kent, England, settled in Newtown, now Cambridge,Mass., as early as 1632, and was admitted freeman in 1635. He removed to Hartford, Conn., in June, 1636. He was one of the original settlers of Hartford, and in the first record of Town proprietors of land, January 14th, 1639, there is set to him 60acres. His first wife, Frances, died February 15th, 1675, aged 73years. He married for his second wife Mrs. Katherine Wilton, (now spelt Wilson) widow of Lieut.David Wilton of Northampton, formerly of Windsor. The record of the minister of Windsor at that time, is as follows: May 6th, '79, Goodman Osmer of Hartford, and the widow Wilton, that had been wife to David Wilton, were to be married at Hartford. Mr. Hosmer died at Northampton and was buried there; his tombstone has this inscription upon it:--THOMAS HOSMER, AGED83 YEARS. HE DYED APRIL 12.1687. Mr. Hosmer's daughter, Clemence, married Dea. Jonathan Hunt of Northampton. Graves of the Hunt family are on each side of his. FIRST GENERATION. THOMAS HOSMER, born December 1603, died April 12th, 1687. FRANCES, his wife, born 1602, died February 15th, 1675. CHILDREN. Stephen, b. 1645, d. Nov. 4th,1693. Clemence mar. Dea. Jonathan Hunt of Northampton, Mass.; died in1698. Hannah mar. first Josiah Willard, March 20th, 1657; second Mr. Maltby; died July 1674. Hester mar. Rev. Thos. Buckingham of Saybrook, Sept. 20th, 1666.

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Biographical Summary #3:

[following downloaded 2009 from http://kinnexions.com/smlawson/willard.htm]

"Thomas HOSMER - bap. Jan. 2, 1602/3, Hawkhurst, Kent, England; d. Apr. 12, 1687, Northampton, MA. Son of Stephen HOSMER and Dorothy Selden. Emigrated to America and was in Cambridge, MA 1632-3. Settled at Hartford, CT 1636; constable 1639, 1663; townsman 1643, 1671, and deputy. His name appears on Hartford's Founders Monument. Moved to Northampton, MA after 1675. Will dated 1685 refers to Thomas Selden, son of John and Mary, nephew of Dorothy (Selden) Hosmer, and husband of Esther (Wakeman) of Hartford, CT as "kinsman." Thomas Selden, in turn, refers to Thomas Hosmer in his will as "cousin." Sometime before 1877, a memorial stone was placed in the Center Church Cemetery (Ancient Burying Ground), Hartford, CT next to his wife's gravesite. The stone reads: 'In memory of THOMAS HOSMER who came from Hawkhurst in the County of Kent, England & was one of the original settlers of Hartford / He died at Northampton, Mass / April 12, 1687 & was buried there aged 83 years' Married second May 6, 1679 Katharine Hoskins, daughter of John Hoskins and Ann Filer, and widow of David Wilton."

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Biographical Summary #4:

   Source #1: Hosmer, James B. Genealogy of the Hosmer Family. Hartford: Steam Press of Elihu Geer, 1861
   THOMAS HOSMER, son of Stephen and Dorothy Hosmer of Hawhhurst, County of Kent, England, settled in Newtown, now Cambridge, Mass., as early as 1632, and was admitted freeman in 1635. He removed to Hartford, Conn., in June, 1636. He was one of the original settlers of Hartford, and in the first record of Town proprietors of land, January 14th, 1639, there is set to him 60 acres.
   His first wife, Frances, died February 15th, 1675, aged 73 years. He married for his second wife Mrs. Katherine Wilton, (now spelt Wilson) widow of Lieut. David Wilton of Northampton, formerly of Windsor. The record of the minister of Windsor at that time, is as follows: May 6th, '79, Goodman Osmer of Hartford, and the widow Wilton, that had been wife to David Wilton, were to be married at Hartford. Mr. Hosmer died at Northampton and was buried there; his tombstone has this inscription upon it:--
   THOMAS
   HOSMER, AGED
   83 YEARS. HE
   DYED APRIL 12.
   1687.
   Mr. Hosmer's daughter, Clemence, married Dea. Jonathan Hunt of Northampton. Graves of the Hunt family are on each side of his.
   FIRST GENERATION.
   THOMAS HOSMER, born December 1603, died April 12th, 1687.
   FRANCES, his wife, born 1602, died February 15th, 1675.
   CHILDREN.
   Stephen, b. 1645, d. Nov. 4th, 1693.
   Clemence mar. Dea. Jonathan Hunt of Northampton, Mass.; died in 1698.
   Hannah mar. first Josiah Willard, March 20th, 1657; second Mr. Maltby; died July 1674.
   Hester mar. Rev. Thos. Buckingham of Saybrook, Sept. 20th, 1666.
   Source #2: Robert Charles Anderson. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633 [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000. Original data: Robert Charles Anderson. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, vols. 1-3. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995.
   ORIGIN: Hawkhurst, Kent
   MIGRATION: 1633
   FIRST RESIDENCE: Cambridge
   REMOVES: Hartford, Farmington, Hartford
   CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: Admission to Cambridge church prior to 6 May 1635 implied by freemanship.
   FREEMAN: 6 May 1635 [MBCR 1:370]. In the 12 October 1669 list of freemen at Farmington [CCCR 2:521].
   EDUCATION: Bequeathed books in his will.
   OFFICES: Cambridge selectman, 23 November 1635 [CaTR 14].
   Connecticut jury, 9 December 1641, 14 October 1642 [CCCR 1:70, 76]. On 1 March 1648/9 "Thomas Osmore, for not coming seasonably to serve on the jury, is fined 5s." [CCCR 1:177].
   ESTATE: Granted three roods for a cowyard at Cambridge, 5 August 1633 [CaTR 5]. Granted three acres of planting ground in the Neck of Land, 2 February 1633/4 [CaTR 7]. Granted a proportional share of five in the grant of meadow land, 20 August 1635 [CaTR 13]. Granted five acres, 8 February 1635/6 [CaTR 16]. Credited with four "houses" in the Westend, 8 February 1635/6 [CaTR 18].
   In the Cambridge land inventory on 10 October 1635 Thomas Hosmer held five parcels: one house with backside in the Westend, about two acres and a half (sold to Thomas Marriot [CaBOP 52]); three acres on Long Marsh Hill; nine acres in the Neck of Land; two acres in Long Marsh; and eight acres in the Great Marsh [CaBOP 31-32]. In 1642 Thomas Hosmer held two parcels in Cambridge: "in the town one dwelling house with about half a rood of ground" and "in the West Field five acres of land" [CaBOP 103].
   In the Hartford land inventory of February 1639[/40] "Thomas Osmer" held five parcels granted to him: "one parcel on which his dwelling house now standeth with other outhouses, yards & gardens therein containing by estimation forty-one acres ... of meadow and upland"; two acres in the South Meadow; fourteen acres in the forty acres; ten acres "lying in Hockanum"; and six acres and three roods in the swamp by the Great River [HaBOP 277-78]. (This record is followed by three additional pages of land transactions involving the Hosmer family, but it is sometimes difficult to determine which of these pertain to the immigrant and which to his son Stephen [HaBOP 279-81].)
   In his will, dated 7 February 1685[/6] and proved 1 September 1687, "Thomas Hosmer of Hartford" bequeathed to "my wife £5"; to "my grandson Thomas Hosmore one third part of all my land in Hartford except what is otherwise disposed of, also £20 of stock ... but if he die before twenty-one years of age, to be divided equally betwixt my son Stephen's sons"; to "my son Buckingham £150"; to "my daughter Hunt £125"; to "my daughter Hannah Malby £18 which is the reversion due to me of the estate of Josiah Willard of Wethersfield"; to "my son-in-law Malby £5"; to "my three grandchildren, Thomas Buckingham, Thomas Hunt & Hannah Hosmore, £5 apiece"; to "the rest of my grandchildren 40s. apiece"; "if any of my children shall bring up any of their children to learning so as to make them fit for public service, to each such grandchild I bequeath £10 apiece to be paid them at the age of twenty-one years"; "£5 towards a free school in Hartford"; to "the poor 40s."; "my books to be equally divided betwixt my son Buckingham and my son Stephen"; to "the Rev. Mr. John Whiting £5"; to "my daughter Hunt and to my daughter Buckingham 20s. apiece"; to "my son Buckingham in money 40s."; to "Rev. Mr. Samuel Hooker 40s."; to "my son Stephen Hosmore three acres of my meadlowland lying next Mr. Hooker's in Hartford South Meadow, & my now dwelling house & barn & yard & orchard, whom also I appoint sole executor"; to "my daughter Hannah Malby 40s. ... & in case she live to be a widow & in want, I do bequeath her £20 more to be paid her as she needs it"; to "the children of my kinsman Thomas Selden 40s." [Manwaring 1:324].
   The inventory of Thomas Hosmer was taken 14 July 1687 and totalled £1036 [Manwaring 1:324].
   BIRTH: Baptized Hawkhurst, Kent, 2 January 1602/3, son of Stephen and Dorothy (Selden) Hosmer [Hosmer Gen 6].
   DEATH: Northampton 12 April 1687.
   MARRIAGE: (1) By about 1636 Frances _____. "Mrs. Osmer" was a frequent patient of John Winthrop's and last appeared in his records on 30 July 1668 when she suffered from "a great beating of heart" [WMJ 834]. She is said to have died on 15 February 1675.
   (2) Hartford 6 May 1679 Catherine (_____) Wilton, widow of David Wilton [Grant 74; see also TAG 38:6-7]; she died after 7 February 1685[/6] (date of her husband's will).
   CHILDREN:
   i HANNAH, b. say 1636; m. (1) Concord 20 March 1656[/7] Josiah Willard [CoVR 8], son of Simon Willard (on 12 December 1657 Winthrop treated "Willard _____, at G. Osmor's; he married his daughter" [WMJ 68]); m. (2) by 1686 William Maltby.
   ii CLEMENCE, b. about 1642 ("Osmer, Clements, she is 15 years old" 12 December 1657 [WMJ 68]); m. (1) Northampton 3 September 1662 Jonathan Hunt [HampVR 20]; m. (2) in 1694 or 1695 John Smith of Milford [TAG 25:91].
   iii STEPHEN, b. about 1645 (age thirteen years on 11 May 1658 [WMJ 111] and "Osmer, Steven 15 y.," March 1659/60 [WMJ 193]); m. by June 1668 Hannah Bushnell, daughter of Francis Bushnell ("wife of Steven Osmer of Farmington great sweating," 24 June 1668 [WMJ 820]; on the 14 January 1689[/90] inventory of Samuel Bushnell, son of Francis Bushnell, one of the next of kin was "Hannah Horsmore," and Stephen Hosmer on 30 June 1690 gave a receipt for a share of the estate [TAG 10:102, citing New London PD Case #858; Bushnell Anc 4-5]).
   iv ESTHER, b. about 1647 ("Osmer, Hester, 10 years," 2 December 1657 [WMJ 64]); m. Saybrook 20 September 1666 Thomas Buckingham [Vital Records of Saybrook, 1647-1834 (Hartford 1952), p. 10].
   ASSOCIATIONS: Thomas Hosmer was brother of James Hosmer, who came to New England in 1635 [Hotten 54]. A genealogy of his descendants was published in 1928 by George Leonard Hosmer [Hosmer Genealogy: Descendants of James Hosmer Who Emigrated to America in 1635 and Settled in Concord, Mass. (Cambridge 1928), cited herein as Hosmer Gen].
   Through their mother, Dorothy Selden, Thomas and James Hosmer were uncles of Thomas Selden of Hartford [Hosmer Gen 9].
   COMMENTS: On 6 June 1636 Thomas Hosmer was one of three men ordered to "make a pen for the calves upon pain of 5s. apiece" [CaTR 23].
   On 5 March 1644/5 the court "taking the carriage of Jeramy Addoms into consideration, find his misdemanor great, in adhering to Tho[mas] Osmor in his misapprehensions about the execution, and giving him encouragement by provoking speeches to resist the officer" and "Tho[mas] Osmore, for some expressions used by [him] tending to the derogation of the justice of the Court upon an execution issued out of the Court, is fined £6 13s. 4d." [CCCR 1:123-24].

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Biographical Summary:

Thomas Hosmer, son of Stephen and Dorothy Hosmer, was born in Hawkhurst, Co. Kent, Jan. 2, 1603. Stephen Hosmer died in Hawkhurst, May 24, 1633. Thomas Hosmer was in Cambridge, 1632; freeman, Massachusetts, May 6, 1635; removed to Hartford in June, 1636; he received 60 acres in the distribution of 1639, and his home-lot was on the edge of the South Meadow, near the south end of Governor St. He was chosen constable, 1639, 1663; townsman, 1643, 1647; also deputy several times. His first wife, Frances, died February 15, 1675, aged 73. He married (2) May 6, 1679, Katherine, widow of David Wilton, of Northampton; removed to Northampton, where he died April 12,1687, aged 83.

Children:


i. Stephen, born 1645; Hartford; married Hannah, daughter of Deacon Francis Bushnell, of Saybrook; appointed townsman, 1673, 1676,1677,1689; chosen deacon of the First Church, 1686; died November 4,1693; he had a large family; the late James B. Hosmer was his great-great-grandson.'

ii. Clemence, married (1) September 3, 1662, Deacon Jonathan Hunt, of Northampton; (2) 1694, John Smith, of Milford.

iii. Hannah; married (1) March 20, 1657, Josiah Willard, of Wethersfield; (2) Maltby.

iv. Hester; married September 20, 1666, Rev. Thomas Buckingham, of Saybrook.

SOURCE: James Hammond Trumbull, editor, The memorial history of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884, Volume 1 (Boston, Massachusetts: Edward L. Osgood, 1886), page 247. Retrieved: 3 May 2011 from Google Books

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Thomas Hosmer's Timeline

1602
January 2, 1602
Hawkhurst, Kent, England
January 2, 1602
Hawkhurst, Kent, England
1603
January 2, 1603
Age 1
Hawkhurst, Kent, England
1635
April 6, 1635
Age 33
Northampton, CT, United States
1636
1636
Age 33
Hartford, Connecticut
1639
1639
Age 36
Hartford, Hartford, CT, USA
1642
September 3, 1642
Age 40
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
1645
1645
Age 42
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
1645
Age 42
Hartford, Connecticut Colony
1679
May 6, 1679
Age 77
CT